The woke capitalism thread [Get woke, go broke]

Pendleton

Pelican
NASCAR doubles down on social justice and makes Bubba Wallace their public face. And lest we be tempted to engage in Badthink, the article informs us mutliple times that Wallace was "wrongly" accused of perpetrating a hate crime hoax.


 
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NASCAR doubles down on social justice and makes Bubba Wallace their public face. And lest we be tempted to engage in Badthink, the article informs us mutliple times that Wallace was "wrongly" accused of perpetrating a hate crime hoax.
The more I read this stuff, the more I am bewildered why people stay.
Just-turn-it-off.
Start local racing clubs, engage in hobbies and pastimes not controlled by corporations.
 

budoslavic

Owl
Orthodox
Gold Member
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brando

Sparrow
I love how the corporatisation of journalism lead to its incredible rise in power and influence...and its own downfall. Mainstrem journalism as a trade today has been made a complete farce, but our population is so sedated that the powers that be need the media so badly to maintain its grip. I just can't wait for the day where enough people finally snap at all the lies.
 

homersheineken

Kingfisher
Grammys suffer worst showing ever, more than 50% less than the previous worst :laughter:


The Grammy Awards ceremony might have been a little more tolerable this year than in years past, but it seems that not many people were watching it at all. As Variety reports, early numbers indicate that the telecast hit a new record low this year, pulling in an average of 7.88 million viewers with a 1.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demo. (These numbers will likely rise 15-20% after time zone adjustments for those watching on the West Coast.)

That’s a steep drop from last year’s already dismal numbers when the Grammys drew in 18.7 million viewers and a 5.4 in the 18-49 demo. The 2021 Grammys are now the least-watched Grammys ceremony of all-time, besting (or worsting, in this case) the host-less 2006 Grammys, which had 17 million viewers.

Despite the low ratings, the Grammys was the most-watched broadcast of Sunday night. It joins the Golden Globes as another awards show that hit an all-time ratings low this year. The 2021 edition of that show drew 6.9 million viewers and a 1.5 18-49 demo rating when it aired a couple weeks ago.

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Surprised that many people still forced to mask up in a lockdown don't want to watch that degenerate trash of the Uniparty being allowed to party without masks and distancing.

And why didn't Jethro Tull win best Metal again:poo:
 

Towgunner

Kingfisher
Was going to add that the grammy's this year saw a staggering decrease in viewership. I think this is very significant. The battle that we're fighting is mostly in the cultural realm. This, more then anything, was the fatal flaw of conservatives. Specifically, they never appreciated or, for that matter, understood were the front actually was. Conservatives, and I'm very conservative, would say something like "well, we can always vote in a couple years". I'm just as confused as the next guy as to why the more responsible and competent side of society lost to the irresponsible and depraved, but, I've come to realize that a lot of it was due to conservatives trusting the system too much and ignoring the culture entirely.

The grammy's is an indicator of our culture. Its like a marker of sorts. And to see such remarkable declines and how fast these declines are accelerating and the consistency of these declines. Each year is another low for the grammys or the oscars or the golden globes etc. And, concurrent to these declines is the increase in wokeness.

This is a good sign. Nobody wants this. Not even that witch sarah silverman. And speaking of silverman, just like Madonna (capped only in reverence to the Holy Mother), she is responsible for all this stuff as a hitherto outspoken cultural progressive.
 
What this thread misses is that the people who run these corporations - either the boards or the private equity firms/hedge funds that often exercise de facto control through high percentage ownership (or takeover bids) - do not suffer as a class after pursuing woke ideology.

Even when companies obliterate themselves by turning leftist, those responsible are still multimillionaires in the end. Severance packages are structured so that even terrible executives are paid out handsomely when they are “retired”. Plus, they invariably rake in millions before their stupidity is belatedly and inexcusably realized by others often years later.

The people who suffer most from go woke, go broke mentalities are actually mom-and-pop investors, especially through 401(k) accounts and related investments, and lower-paid employees. In addition, suppliers and contractors of small and medium-business size are the creditors worst affected when large companies go bust or downsize due to woke ideology.

These large company examples are kind of funny, but they mask an ugly underside shielding perpetrators from true accountability.
 

CynicalContrarian

Owl
Gold Member
What this thread misses is that the people who run these corporations - either the boards or the private equity firms/hedge funds that often exercise de facto control through high percentage ownership (or takeover bids) - do not suffer as a class after pursuing woke ideology.

Even when companies obliterate themselves by turning leftist, those responsible are still multimillionaires in the end. Severance packages are structured so that even terrible executives are paid out handsomely when they are “retired”. Plus, they invariably rake in millions before their stupidity is belatedly and inexcusably realized by others often years later.

The people who suffer most from go woke, go broke mentalities are actually mom-and-pop investors, especially through 401(k) accounts and related investments, and lower-paid employees. In addition, suppliers and contractors of small and medium-business size are the creditors worst affected when large companies go bust or downsize due to woke ideology.

These large company examples are kind of funny, but they mask an ugly underside shielding perpetrators from true accountability.

Disney for example.
Their decisions can boggle the rational mind at times.
While they'll bemoan the loss of thousands of jobs at their amusement parks for all the blue collar folk.

Yet as you say; I would not be surprised at all if the sinister swines at the top of the Disney pyramid care not at all for the detriment of their work force.
The greater the number of unemployed.
All the easier to have society reliant on social welfare & by extension; reliant on greedy government...
 

Elefant

Sparrow
Report from China here: Chinese social media is abuzz with both common and famous individuals calling to boycott a list of western clothing brands that have joined the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). BCI's stance is that cotton originating from China's Xinjiang province is deemed as originating from 'forced labor' and it's manufacturing members are therefore forbidden from using it in the making of their garments. Nike, GAP, H&M and Adidas are among the corporations that are BCI members and actively receiving backlash. National furor: enabled.

Setting aside the validity of the forced labor claims; China has the world's largest middle class market. A Chinese sustained boycott has the potential to be more effective than any other market could hope to be. The 2018 National Anthem/kneeling incident boycott in the US was barely a speed-bump for Nike. Could it be the Chinese that finally inflict real pain to these woke companies? Probably not, but there's is a kind of Schadenfreude as I'm watching this unfold.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/dip...a-against-nike-adidas-and-other-global-brands
 

CynicalContrarian

Owl
Gold Member
Report from China here: Chinese social media is abuzz with both common and famous individuals calling to boycott a list of western clothing brands that have joined the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). BCI's stance is that cotton originating from China's Xinjiang province is deemed as originating from 'forced labor' and it's manufacturing members are therefore forbidden from using it in the making of their garments. Nike, GAP, H&M and Adidas are among the corporations that are BCI members and actively receiving backlash. National furor: enabled.

Setting aside the validity of the forced labor claims; China has the world's largest middle class market. A Chinese sustained boycott has the potential to be more effective than any other market could hope to be. The 2018 National Anthem/kneeling incident boycott in the US was barely a speed-bump for Nike. Could it be the Chinese that finally inflict real pain to these woke companies? Probably not, but there's is a kind of Schadenfreude as I'm watching this unfold.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/dip...a-against-nike-adidas-and-other-global-brands


As amusing as Hellywood getting screwed over by their pay-masters, post China virus release...

Why Corporations Are Terrified Of China: Nike, H&M Tumble After Boycott Begins Over Xinjiang Criticism

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"If you boycott Xinjiang cotton, we’ll boycott you. Either Adidas quits BCI, or get out of China."
 

Towgunner

Kingfisher
Seeing how wokeness has infected corporations inspires a variety of negative emotions. Its troubling to see this development. One of the things I find hard to reconcile is the otherwise no-nonsense/no-BS ethos inherent to a for-profit company versus the entitled ethos of the left. Hiring for things like race or sex is not the same as hiring for competency and experience. The latter two items logically seem to be the only real criteria worth prioritizing given how difficult and competitive it is to run a company. And so, among all of the other emotions, confusion is one that I keep feeling.

Its a like a song with a discordant melody or no melody at all. And this is no conspiracy, the left isn't hiding its outright aversion to merit. In fact merit is a trait of "whiteness" and, as we know, all things "whiteness" must be destroyed.

Here's something to consider. What we witnessed last summer was certainly an uprising. But, if you look just beneath the surface, only slightly, you'll see something else. What you'll see is a shake-down. I recall hearing estimates that BLM alone raised ~ >$1 billion dollars. Maybe that's true, maybe its not, maybe its more, maybe its less. But, when we're talking about a couple 10s of million here or there, what difference does it make.

What is undisputable is BLM did get corporate donations at a staggering pace and probably still do. These people shook them down. Its not unlike what happens routinely in the hood, which is nothing more than extortion and intimidation. They just wrapped it in "social justice". And that "social justice" wrapper makes all the difference. Otherwise, this would simply be a bunch of thugs mugging innocent people.

And than there's the intimidation factor. From what I can tell there are at least two vectors that BLM and others use when it comes to intimidation. First and perhaps the most effective is leveraging PR, namely, threatening to label an organization or its key leaders as racist. Than the likeminded media will do the rest. And, just like that, a CEO or even a company could be taking down. Second, is violence. If a company is accused of racism there would be massive demonstrations at their HQs every day. These demonstrations would be "mostly peaceful", which is to say they'd be violent. Property would be destroyed, employees harassed and assaulted, etc.

Its a shake-down.

These corporations acting both out of fear and even good faith probably started this process thinking something like "oh well, let's donate $100mm and after that they'll go away". No. They've already realized this is not the case, nor is it ever the case with leftist radicals. That donation shows their willingness to comply and weakness. BLM, antifa and the left are not productive people. They only know how to take...and take and take and take. They might be satisfied for now with their coffers full of cash, but, they'll find other ways to get more. And here's how they get more.

It helps to familiarize yourself with the specific demands these people routinely ask for. Whenever there's an event, there's always demands...its the communist way. For instance, at Evergreen State College, after the Prof. Brett Weinstein event, the student and faculty "demands" included the "hiring of more diverse faculty members in administration and professors". According to Beverly D'Angelo, this the the single most popular demand. This means to hire more like-minded leftists. Or members of the cult. This same dynamic is playing out in corporations across the US right now. This too is a shake down. After all, there are plenty of well compensated jobs that people would want to have. Not only is the money appealing, so is the title. Wouldn't we all want to have "Managing Director" next to our name.

This also leads to the creation of SJW inspired titles, most notably, the "chief diversity officer". These people end up being hired and they're "change agents", who are people trained in disrupting the "status quo" and insisting that more cultist leftism is implemented.

So, in as much as its confusing, disturbing and down right insulting to hear that company's like Coke-a-Cola asked their workers to be "less white", we must remember the full context of the situation. This is, in no way, a defense of corporations. I find their behavior despicable and they will pay. If its not from alienating their customers it will be out of sheer incompetence as they pollute their workforce with lesser employees. Not to mention the general absurdities of the woke, such as, adopting marketing campaigns that basically tell their customers that they hate them.

Rather, this is meant to explain the phenomenon going on right now. Its a shake-down.
 
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